If English is not your first language (i.e., is not the first language you learned at home as a child), you will need to provide evidence of adequate English facility for admission consideration, unless you qualify for an exemption.
The minimum number of years required to waive requirements is 4 years of satisfactory, full-time study in an English-language school system in a country where English is the dominant language. If an English facility test is required, you will be exempt from also having to include a 4U English (ENG4U/EAE4U) in your admission average, provided that 6 other acceptable 4U credits are presented.
New: All applicants, including those who must present proof of English facility, will be required to present a senior level English (equivalent to Ontario ENG4U/EAE4U) for admission to all undergraduate programs, and the English grade will be included in the applicant’s calculated average.
If your test result falls into the discretionary ranges indicated below, it will be reviewed automatically. You will be notified if your discretionary range score satisfies the English-language requirement. As we cannot guarantee that the score will be accepted, it is recommended that you arrange to take another test if the official results can be submitted to us by the appropriate document deadline.
French as a First Language
If French is your first language and you achieved satisfactory academic progress in at least 4 years of full-time study in Canada, you are not required to provide proof of English facility.
Offers of Admission for Ontario High School Students
Basic Requirements for Admission
All Ontario high school applicants are required to present six 4U/M courses, including ENG4U and all prerequisites.
Failed and Repeated Courses
While recognizing that there may be valid reasons to repeat a course, the U of T reserves the right to give preference to students whose marks are the result of a single attempt at each course.
Timing and Process for Admission Decisions
Depending on the faculty, the program of study, the campus and your academic record, conditional offers of admission based on final 3U/M and interim or final 4U/M results will be made during 3 admission rounds occurring between mid-February and late May. Offers will be made subject to space availability.
All offers of admission are conditional upon final results and completing the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
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